Thursday, April 25, 2013

Perpich Grants for Educators now available for K-12 Dance Teams!

Educators in Minnesota K-12 public schools will have a chance to be selected to participate in Perpich's two-year dance education program. The teams selected will receive training and coaching assistance in: teaching foundational dance concepts and skills to their students, integrating dance with other content areas helping students use creative and critical thinking skills in dance, and designing curriculum and assessment aligned with MN Academic Standards in Dance. 

Participating school also receive a grant to cover expenses associated with the program. Teams must apply for the program and are selected through a competitive grant review process. Grant applications are available online at

The deadline for school grant applications is May 15, 2013. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

The 2013 Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Concert

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the College of Visual Arts will showcase the artistic talents and skills of more than 450 students in the 22nd annual Honors Concert, Performance Art and Art Exhibition.
The Honors Concert and Performance Art event, featuring senior high students, began at 7 p.m. in the Ordway Music Theater. Elementary and middle school World Party students performed at 6:00 p.m. in the Marzitelli Foyer.

Tou Ger Xiong will be the Master of Ceremonies and introduce the concert featuring instrumental and vocal performances conducted by Jerry Luckhardt (band), Claudette Laureano (orchestra) and Angela Broeker (choir), as well as the Ramsey World Drumming group. The event also includes a projected slideshow of the Honors Exhibition student visual art pieces that will be on display at the College of Visual Arts Gallery.

Complementing the musical performances, an exhibition of student artwork will be hosted by the College of Visual Arts (CVA) in May. It features the visual artists’ creations selected from original paintings, drawings, photographs, beadwork, ceramics and other works submitted by SPPS visual art teachers. The exhibition reception will be on Thursday, May 9th from 5 - 7pm with limited exhibition hours on May 10 & 11 at the CVA Gallery, 173 Western Avenue in Saint Paul.

Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 Congressional High School Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery

 Congresswoman Betty McCollum Is Now Accepting Fourth District Student Entries

The contest is open to all High School students either attending school or residing in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District. The winning entry from the Fourth District will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S Capitol. The Winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C to attend the exhibit's opening on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Entries may be mailed or dropped off at Representative McCollum's St. Paul office, located at 165 Western Avenue North, Suite 17, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Entries must be received by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013. For more information, visit the site below: